Speak Papiamentu? That's OK. English and Dutch are also used in Kralendijk, the capital of Bonaire, an island nestled in the Caribbean Netherlands. This spot offers an abundance of water activities from coral reef diving to kayaking, catamaran sailing and 4X4 safari adventures.
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Port Name & Location Kralendijk Port Ship will DOCK at this port.
Time Zone AST (Atlantic Standard Time) UTC/GMT -4 hours
Language The local language is Dutch. Say "my name is ____" in Dutch "mijn naam is."
Currency & Shopping US Dollar (USD) Unique boutiques, native crafts, souvenirs and artwork.
Best Way to Get Around Organised Shore Excursion for Eco Powered Tuk Tuk City Tour, Palm Beach Reef Snorkel, catamaran sail, beaches. Taxis and bicycles are available.
Famous For Kralendijk is famous for its diving - the island is surrounded by a Marine Park - Bonaire also offers such treats as flamingos, hiking and the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.
Fun Fact #1 Bonaire has long been recognized as an ideal locale for the production of salt. For over three centuries, the island's culture and prosperity was dependent upon this most important of the world's spices.